Are You Prepared? What You Need in an Emergency Preparedness Kit

Are You Prepared? What You Need in an Emergency Preparedness Kit

Every household should have an emergency preparedness kit. Learn what you should put in yours.

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The Worst Advice We Hear About Disaster Cleanup

The Worst Advice We Hear About Disaster Cleanup

When you experience a disaster in your home — from a flood to a fire to mold — you’ll get plenty of advice from your neighbors and friends. And sometimes they may get the advice right. But most often, disaster cleanup advice is woefully misinformed, and when taken and applied, causes homeowners grief, debt, and regret. Read on to find out the worst advice we hear about disaster cleanup — and what to do instead.

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The Most Common Home Disasters to Happen While You’re On Vacation

The Most Common Home Disasters to Happen While You’re On Vacation

Occasionally, disaster strikes while you’re away from home, leaving you with difficult problems to return to. Knowing the most common home disasters that could happen while you’re on vacation will help you to better prepare before you leave.

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What to Do if a Tree Falls on Your Home

What to Do if a Tree Falls on Your Home

Now is the time to learn what to do if a tree falls on your home — before it actually happens.

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Fire Prevention Tips for Summer

Fire Prevention Tips for Summer

Summer brings plenty of fun, but summertime activities also bring the threat of fire. Before it’s too late, learn fire prevention tips for summer.

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What Is Hoarding, and How Can You Help?

What Is Hoarding, and How Can You Help?

With the popularity of TV shows about hoarding in recent years, most people have a better understanding of the condition than they did before. But still, the disorder is not widely understood. And the path to helping a friend or family member deal with hoarding may not be as clear-cut as you think.

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What to Do After Fire Damage

What to Do After Fire Damage

A fire in your home, no matter how destructive, is always scary and it can leave you feeling vulnerable. While we hope you never have to deal with fire damage, we also believe in being prepared for the worst.

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How Do I Know If I Have Mold in My Home?

How Do I Know If I Have Mold in My Home?

Mold can cause serious health problems, and since it grows quickly and can be hard to find, it’s also difficult to get rid of. Many people think you can just wipe it away with bleach, but this won’t eliminate the mold — it will grow back unless properly and completely removed. Not only that, but mold can be dangerous if you’re exposed to it. Hiring a professional to handle mold abatement is the safest way to go.

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